Career outlook for sport and exercise scientist
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would look at the human body, its shape, how it works and moves, and how people think about physical activity. You would work with athletes and sports people and help them to become better at what they do.
You might also work with the public to help them to improve their health through exercise, or recover from injury or illness through physical activity.
- Work with staff such as sports coaches and sports therapists to assess sports people and help to improve their performance
- Work with doctors to help people improve their health through physical activity
- Work with hospitals and Clinical Commissioning Groups in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation and health promotion
- Take part in research projects
- Give advice on the design of sports equipment
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